Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a chronic inflammatory disease, characterized by the involvement of the skin barrier function and the increase in cellular oxidative stress and bacterial colonization.

The development of new textiles with functional properties, such as the antioxidant capacity and antibacterial activity, represent a promising treatment and maintenance of atopic dermatitis.

In a clinical study conducted with the fibers and fabrics of skintoskin, we observed a rapid reduction in the severity of atopic dermatitis and pruritus (itching), as well as an increase in the quality of sleep, where patients with atopic dermatitis have used the clothes during the night.

Redução do eczema com o uso das roupas skintoskin

Figure 1 - clinical improvement of atopic dermatitis after the use of a t-shirt skintoskin zinc as adjuvant of clinical treatment during the night.

  • (A) before and (B) after 4 days.

It is known that, in general, natural fibers such as silk or cotton, are preferred by people with sensitive skin or eczema.

However, these clothes do not act as coadjuvants in treatment.

The skintoskin clothing with cellulose and zinc represent a valid therapeutic option as adjuvant in the treatment of atopic dermatitis or eczema. In addition, the incorporation of zinc offers solar protection and improves the hypertrophic scars.

Moreover, in cases of eczematous diseases, Zinc helps restore the skin barrier function that was disturbed or compromised, thus contributing to a better healing of wounds.

The question that now you can put is whether the use of zinc is safe?

The answer is YES.

Zinc incorporated in the tissues does not penetrate the skin, even with the function of skin barrier disturbed. Also proved, through the studies, that the clothes with zinc feature a high biocompatibility.

In addition, the clinical study mentioned above, demonstrates that the use of clothes with zinc, even for a short period of time, when used as adjuvant of medical treatment, can contribute to the improvement of nighttime sleep and reduction of pruritus and severity of eczema or atopic dermatitis.

The improvement of nighttime sleep is especially important in children. This improvement is achieved by the sensation of smoothness of clothes and by decreasing the itching and, consequently, the ease of scratching.

Therefore, if you suffer from atopic dermatitis or eczema, the use of skintoskin clothing, may represent an important improvement in their quality of life.

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Source: Clinical Study: "protective effects of the skin of a textile funcionalizado with zinc oxide and its relevance to the atopic dermatitis", conducted by the Department of Dermatology, University Medical Center Jena, Jena, Germany and the Department of Dermatology and allergology, Academic Teaching Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Dresden, Germany.